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Willard (Bill) Wadt


Bill Wadt retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory after 34 years where he held a wide variety of scientific, project, and management positions. In 1984, he was named by Science Digest as one of America’s 100 Brightest Scientists under 40. Bill helped to create the LANL Foundation in 1997 and served on the Board from 1998 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2016, and was President from 2002 to 2004 and 2013 to 2015.

Bill is the co-chair of New Mexico Excellence in Learning, the education initiative of Quality New Mexico, which he helped create. He is a member of the State Council for AdvancED New Mexico. Bill also served on the boards of Quality New Mexico from 1996 to 2003 and from 2010 to 2016, the Governor’s Business Executives for Education from 2003 to 2010, and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation from 1998 to the present.